The Gordon Research Seminar on Polymer Physics is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is student research that may include polymeric glasses, ion transport, copolymers, self-assembly, or other systems and phenomena of current interest in polymer physics. Following a keynote address, poster sessions, and student talks arranged to highlight the complementary nature of different methodologies, the meeting will conclude with a panel featuring senior scientists from industry and national labs, Careers in Polymer Physics: Beyond Academia.
Seed funding for this new Gordon Research Seminar has been provided by the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science at North Carolina State University.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Tuning Polymeric Materials by Local Control|
|Discussion Leaders: Nikta Fakhri (Univ. Goettingen) and Nicholas Tito (Dartmouth)|
|3:47 pm - 4:01 pm||Miriam Unterlass (ESPCI Paris)
"Catalytic Control of Vitrimer Dynamics via Metal Complexes"
|4:01 pm - 4:08 pm||Discussion|
|4:09 pm - 4:23 pm||Somsubhra Maity (NC State)
"Utilization of metal nanoparticles as light-activated heaters for in situ processing within polymer nanocomposites"
|4:23 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 8:45 pm||Glasses Under Stress|
|Discussion Leaders: Justin Pye (Emory Univ.) and Siyang Gao (Texas Tech)|
|7:31 pm - 7:47 pm||Benjamin Bending (Univ. of Wisconsin)
"Deformation-induced Molecular Mobility Allows Polystyrene Glasses to Flow"
|7:47 pm - 7:55 pm||Discussion|
|7:56 pm - 8:12 pm||Laura Gray (Emory Univ.)
"Physical Aging of Polymer Thin Films Stressed During Glass Formation"
|8:12 pm - 8:20 pm||Discussion|
|8:21 pm - 8:37 pm||Mathieu Capelot (ESPCI Paris)
"Vitrimers: Silica-like Malleable Thermosets"
|8:37 pm - 8:45 pm||Discussion|
|8:45 pm - 9:30 pm||Keynote Address|
|8:45 pm - 9:15 pm||Anthony J. Ryan (Univ. of Sheffield)|
|9:15 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|9:30 pm - 12:00 am||Social Reception in Kendade Hall|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Exploiting Phase Behavior|
|Discussion Leaders: Abelardo Ramirez-Hernandez (Univ. of Wisconsin) and Woo-Sik Jang (Yale Univ.)|
|9:01 am - 9:17 am||Justin Kennemur (Univ. of Minnesota)
"Rational Design Strategies for New Block Copolymer Nanolithography Materials"
|9:17 am - 9:24 am||Discussion|
|9:25 am - 9:41 am||Bryan Beckingham (Princeton)
"Phase Behavior of Amorphous and Semicrystalline ABC Block-Random Copolymers"
|9:41 am - 9:48 am||Discussion|
|9:49 am - 10:05 am||Joseph Lott (Univ. of Minnesota)
"Physical Structure of Methylcellulose Hydrogels"
|10:05 am - 10:12 am||Discussion|
|10:13 am - 10:29 am||Jessalyn Cortese (ESPCI Paris)
"Organization in Supramolecular Polymers"
|10:29 am - 10:36 am||Discussion|
|10:37 am - 10:53 am||Kiarash Vakhshouri (Penn State Univ.)
"Charge Transport in Amorphous Polythiophene-Fullerene Blends"
|10:53 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Careers in Polymer Physics: Beyond Academia|
|Discussion Panel Leaders: Nicholas Tito (Dartmouth) and J. Mirian Diop (Northwestern)|
|David Boris (Kodak)
Amalie Frischknecht (Sandia)
Carl Willis (Kraton Polymers)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|